Farm Fresh Challenge: Summer Bounty Potato Salad


[Blogger’s note: I’m reloading this post since it was up briefly yesterday, but seems to have gone AWOL mysteriously today. OOOPS. ]

We are 11 weeks into our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) adventure with Calvert’s Gifts Farm.

It was our week for eggs  (we get a half share -- so we pick up a dozen ever other week.  The box also included: cucumbers tomatoes, Colorado rose  potatoes, sweet peppers scallions, bok choi*, cherry tomatoes and garlic. (*I swapped out the bok choi for a second helping of potatoes.)

It was our week for eggs (we get a half share — so we pick up a dozen ever other week.)The box also included: cucumbers, tomatoes, Colorado rose potatoes, sweet peppers
scallions, bok choi*, cherry tomatoes and garlic. (*I swapped out the bok choi for a second helping of potatoes.)

I made some slow cooked pulled pork bbq for dinner and thought a nice potato salad would be just thing  for this week’s entry in…

[Not associated with the real Chopped, the Food Network or Ted Allen.]

[Not associated with the real Chopped, the Food Network or Ted Allen.]

INGREDIENTS:

In the box:

  • 6 medium Colorado Rose Potatoes
  • 1/2 medium Onion (from a previous box)
  • 1/2 garlic (3 cloves)
  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes
  • 2 sweet red peppers

From the Pantry:

  • 1 Peach
  • 2 slices of cooked Turkey Bacon
  • 1 TBLS Butter
  • 1 TBLS Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Mayonaise
  • Salt
  • Pepper
The onion and peach are the ringers here. They were in the fridge and I wanted to use them up. The rest is fresh from the box.

The onion and peach are the ringers here. They were in the fridge and I wanted to use them up. The rest is fresh from the box. Wait — don’t those pepper’s look like alien fingers from a bad sci-fi movie? Ewwww.

DIRECTIONS:

1. Peal and cube the potatoes. Boil them until a fork pierces a potato cube with ease. Colorado Rose Potatoes are on the tender side. It didn’t take long for them to cook.

2. Peal and chop the onion.  Peal and mince the garlic.

3. When the potatoes are ready… drain them and set aside.

4. Using the same pot add the butter and brown the onion and garlic.

Browning the Onion and Garlic.

Browning the Onion and Garlic.

5. Wash the Cherry Tomatoes and cut into equal sized pieces (1/2″ pieces.)

6. Wash, slice and de-seed the peppers. Grill on at hot grill (I used our Foreman Grill) for 5 minutes.  Remove, let cool, then finely dice into small piece.

7. Peal the peach and chop into 1/2″ pieces.

8. When the Onion and Garlic are browned add the Potatoes, Tomatoes and Peaches and the 1TLBS of Olive Oil.

The Cherry Toms and Peaches add a little color

The Cherry Toms and Peaches add a little color

9. Dice up you pre-cooked Turkey Bacon into bacon bits.

10. Add the diced Sweet Pepper and Bacon.

11. Carefully fold in the Mayonaise.

12. Salt and Pepper to tase.

The finished salad.

The finished salad.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serving suggestion: We had our Summer Bounty Potato Salad with pulled pork bbq sliders. Fresh brewed iced tea complimented the meal.

Serving suggestion: We had our Summer Bounty Potato Salad with pulled pork bbq sliders. Fresh brewed iced tea complimented the meal.

My family gave this recipe two thumbs up. Bill said it reminded him of his mother’s potato salad. High praise, indeed. Maggie, ever sarcastic, added that it reminded her of HER mother’s potato salad. So why not give it a try and see if it reminds you of YOUR mother’s potato salad.

Cheers, Rita (aka Maggie’s mom)

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Freelance writer and graphic designer in Northern Baltimore County. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (travel and local interest stories.) Most recently my non fiction writing has been featured in Mason-Dixon ARRIVE Magazine. As a graphic designer I focus on cover designs and have done a number of designs for books and magazines. Recently I've entered the e-book cover field. I also enjoy working with community organizations and churches to bring their communications to a higher standard. As an advocate for the ARTS, one of my biggest passions is helping young people find a voice in all the performing arts. To that end it has been my honor to give one on one lessons to middle and high school students in graphic design and music. View all posts by ritalovestowrite

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